Thursday, July 30, 2009

workshop mania!

It's your lucky day!
Introduction to Letterpress--at May Day Studio, Montpelier, VT

The cool touch of decades-old metal type. A firm two-handed impression roll for a copy proof. A deft transfer from composing stick to imposing stone. A gentle tap of the planer. Two quick twists of the locking key and the chase with form is secure. The press is inked, the guides aligned, the chase slips into position, paper is correctly placed and your very first impression is ready to print.

Participants set type, lockup and print on a Chandler and Price Pilot and a Vandercook SP-15--we'll be printing limited edition notesets, as well as posters! Each participant will leave with 15 cards and envelopes, and 5 8-1/2 x 11" posters as lifetime keepsake of their first letterpress experience.

Choose Saturday, August 8 or Sunday, August 9: 10am-4:30 pm. Cost is $100, includes materials and a sandwich lunch. Advanced registration is requested; payments can be made by cash, check, or credit card (in person and by phone).

Friday, July 17, 2009

front page

It's so rare that I'm actually on the internet when anything exciting happens!

Thanks to Stacia and Carmen for being lookouts!

Thursday, July 02, 2009

summertime slow-down

After the last few months of wedding-invitation-madness, website re-design, and craft-fair-palooza, I've finally allowed myself a day off. (Pictures coming soon-ish, of course.)

So this morning I've been editing photos and rocking out (to this and this). So please forgive a bit of self-promotion:

I'm making a concerted effort to update the etsy shop with all the goodies I've made--and debuting some new stuff, too. Clockwise from top left: new letterpress printed papers, new broadsides, more travel journals, and a new line of BINGO books.